Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development

Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development (STiSD) is a high-quality training program centred on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) bestowed upon the Thai people by His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Trainers

  • Gayle C Avery, PhD
  • Harald Bergsteiner, PhD
  • Priyanut Dharmapiya (Piboolsravut), PhD
  • Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD
  • Srichalerm Kanjanapoo
  • Arrut Navaraj
  • Molraudee Saratun, PhD
  • Gayle C Avery, PhD

    Gayle C Avery, PhD

    Dr Gayle Avery pioneered the field of Sustainable Leadership in her 2005 book Leadership for sustainable futures. Currently Professor of Management at Macquarie University, Sydney, Professor Avery divides her time between academe, and managing the Institute for Sustainable Leadership. She has extensive experience as teacher, researcher, consultant and management practitioner, and has worked for the public, private, government and university sectors across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. She advises major corporations in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly on leadership and staff development. Among her numerous books and journal articles about leadership is Sustainable Leadership: Honeybee and Locust Approaches (Routledge).
  • Harald Bergsteiner, PhD

    Harald Bergsteiner, PhD

    Dr Harald Bergsteiner is an Honorary Professor at the Australian Catholic University. He specialises in developing descriptive, diagnostic and prescriptive management models and tools to assist practitioners in dealing with complexity. His professional background was originally in architecture and town planning. Drawing on these skills for the analysis, planning, implementation and management of complex projects and systems, Dr Bergsteiner has since transitioned into the field of management/leadership. In 2005, he was awarded a PhD in management from Macquarie University. He has published Accountability theory meets accountability practice (Emerald) and Sustainable Leadership: Honeybee and Locust Approaches (Routledge), along with numerous journal articles.
  • Priyanut Dharmapiya (Piboolsravut), PhD

    Priyanut Dharmapiya (Piboolsravut), PhD

    Dr Priyanut Dharmapiya directs the Sufficiency School Centre, Foundation of Virtuous Youth. During 2005–2011, she was Sufficiency Economy Research Project Director at the Crown Property Bureau, and from 2003–2005, Director, Sufficiency Economy Unit, at the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESBD) in Thailand. Prior to that she was Director, International Economic Policy Unit, and worked in various other capacities at the NESDB. Her main research interests are in learning-design for cultivating sufficiency economy mindsets and actions. Dr Dharmapiya received her PhD in economics from Simon Fraser University, Canada, and her MA in economics and BS in socio-economic planning from Tsukuba University, Japan.
  • Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD

    Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD

    With a PhD from Macquarie University, Sooksan Kantabutra is an Associate Professor of management at Mahidol University. Among others, he is a board member for Thailand’s Sustainable Development Institute and the Center for the Study of the Sufficiency Economy at Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration. Since 2003, Dr Kantabutra has promoted the philosophy of Sufficiency Economy among business people in Thailand. He has directed the development of the Sufficiency Economy Business Standards for Thailand’s Royal Development Projects Board and is a member of the Thai Government’s strategic committee to promote sufficiency thinking in the business and industry sectors.
  • Srichalerm Kanjanapoo

    Srichalerm Kanjanapoo

    Srichalerm is Director of the Planning and Evaluation Group and has been working in the field of community development with the Office of the Chaipattana Foundation since 2004. She has been involved with the establishment of several development projects, including the Amphawa Chaipattananurak Conservation Project. Srichalerm graduated from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1988 and later earned a double Master’s degree in both Business Administration (MBA) and Human Resources and Organizational Development (MS HROD) from Eastern Michigan University, USA, in 1994. Upon her return to Thailand, she worked as a Policy and Planning Analyst for the Air Transportation Sector with the Infrastructure Project Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board.
  • Arrut Navaraj

    Arrut Navaraj

    Arrut went to a boarding school in the UK when he was 11 years old and graduated with a master degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London University. He joined Shell Thailand in 1992 as supply operations analyst and moved to Natwest Securities in 1994 as stock analyst. He later worked for Amata Power in 1996 for the next 8 years doing project financing before returning home to work for his family business, Sampran Riverside, an eco-cultural destination in Nakornpatom, 50km West of Bangkok. Seven years ago, he started to engage with local farmers to promote organic agriculture under the Sampran Model, a dynamic business model developing organic value chain based on fair trade and Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.
  • Molraudee Saratun, PhD

    Molraudee Saratun, PhD

    Dr. Molraudee Saratun is an Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand. Her industry background includes people management in a Thai Oil and Gas Exploration Company and management consulting with a global consulting firm in the area of change management and human resource management in Thailand and the UK. Following a consulting career, Dr. Saratun taught and researched at two business schools in the UK for 6 years, typically on topics related to human resource management and industrial relations. Since completing her thesis in human resource management, she has focused her research on corporate sustainability, Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, performance management, and employee engagement. Dr. Saratun is also an expert for Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation on human development for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.

Case Writers

  • Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD
  • Molraudee Saratun, PhD
  • Pornkasem Kantamara, EdD
  • Phallapa Petison, PhD
  • Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD

    Sooksan Kantabutra, PhD

    With a PhD from Macquarie University, Sooksan Kantabutra is an Associate Professor of management at Mahidol University. Among others, he is a board member for Thailand’s Sustainable Development Institute and the Center for the Study of the Sufficiency Economy at Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration. Since 2003, Dr Kantabutra has promoted the philosophy of Sufficiency Economy among business people in Thailand. He has directed the development of the Sufficiency Economy Business Standards for Thailand’s Royal Development Projects Board and is a member of the Thai Government’s strategic committee to promote sufficiency thinking in the business and industry sectors.
  • Molraudee Saratun, PhD

    Molraudee Saratun, PhD

    Dr. Molraudee Saratun is an Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand. Her industry background includes people management in a Thai Oil and Gas Exploration Company and management consulting with a global consulting firm in the area of change management and human resource management in Thailand and the UK. Following a consulting career, Dr. Saratun taught and researched at two business schools in the UK for 6 years, typically on topics related to human resource management and industrial relations. Since completing her thesis in human resource management, she has focused her research on corporate sustainability, Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, performance management, and employee engagement. Dr. Saratun is also an expert for Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation on human development for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.
  • Pornkasem Kantamara, EdD

    Pornkasem Kantamara, EdD

    Dr Pornkasem Kantamara has been an Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand since 2004. Prior to teaching in a higher education setting, Dr Kantamara worked for several years in a non-profit organisation as a teacher, supervisor, staff development supervisor, and child development program coordinator, respectively, at the processing center for the USA-bound Indochinese refugees in Thailand. Her specialisations and research interests include organisational change, leadership, learning and teaching, training design, cross-cultural management, soft skills development, organisational behaviour and sustainable development. Dr Kantamara earned her doctorate in general administrative leadership from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, USA.
  • Phallapa Petison, PhD

    Phallapa Petison, PhD

    Dr Phallapa Petison is Assistant Professor at the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand, where she has been working since 2007. Her specialisations and research interests include localisation strategies, strategic marketing and qualitative research. She obtained her doctorate in international business from the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology.

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